About Student Orientation

Student orientation is mandatory and held annually each fall at the beginning of the semester for all new and returning students. All students enrolled in six (6) or more semester credit hours are required to complete student orientation prior to classes beginning for the fall semester. Students must see their advisor to preregister for orientation.


  • High school students
  • Senior citizens
  • Students with a bachelor or higher degree
  • Students taking all online classes
  • Students graduating in December 2021 taking fewer than ten (10) hours

The orientation dates are listed in the Academic Calendar prior to the fall semester. There is no cost for attending orientation. It is important to note that students who do not attend orientation will be required to pay one credit hour of tuition.

Fall 2021 Orientation will be Drive-Thru at each campus. An on-campus Technology session will also be available.

Dates for 2021 Student Orientation:

Helena Campus:
Wednesday, August 18, 2021 (Includes Nursing Orientation)
Thursday, August 19, 2021

DeWitt Campus:
Thursday, August 19, 2021

Stuttgart Campus:
Thursday, August 19, 2021

Times and room locations-TBA

For more information about Student Orientation contact:

  • Helena Campus: Monica Quattlebaum, 870-338-6474, ext.1331
  • DeWitt Campus: Kim Rawls, 870-346-3506, ext. 1690
  • Stuttgart Campus: Jamie Milliken, 870-673-4201, ext. 1819